When those first few beautiful days of spring come, the first instinct is to open the windows and doors, letting that fresh air into your Champaign area home. Cleaning the house top to bottom usually follows, from taking down and washing the drapes to shining the windows as the spring sun greets you. However, scrubbing the surfaces of your home does not clean what should be the primary aspect of your home: the air.
To rid your home of the dust and allergens accumulated from winter, it will take more than a dust mitt and vacuum. While you will see a lot of dust on your home’s surfaces, most of it is still floating in the air, recirculating through the house and HVAC system. The number one way to get your home really clean this spring is to buy an air filtration system.
Choosing the Appropriate Air Filtration System for Your Champaign Area Home
When it comes to air filtration and purification, there are many different options to choose from. Usually HVAC systems have at least a standard filter that will trap the larger particles and remove them from your air. This is a starting point toward clean, fresh air but you need a higher quality filtration system.
There are three basic alternatives when it comes to air filtration: air cleaners and purifiers; 2) media air cleaners and 3) basic air cleaners or filters.
- Air cleaners and purifiers. The leaders in air cleaning, air cleaners and purifiers should be able to remove the maximum percentage of impurities from the air. They are larger, providing the kind of air purity that is expected in a hospital environment.
- Media air cleaners. The medium air filtration system is the media air cleaner. These are still highly effective in removing a high percentage of particles from the air, including dust, dander, pollen and other allergens.
- Basic air filters. The smallest and weakest air filtration option is the basic air filter. These filters will remove larger particles, but also will let many of the micro allergens pass through and back into the air.
The top rated air filtration systems use HEPA filters, which is the highest standard in air quality. These filters can capture the smallest microbes and can takeaway 99.97% of contaminants from the air, leaving behind clean air that is safe and healthy to breathe.
When you catch “spring fever” and begin thoroughly cleaning your home, make sure you think about your indoor air. To learn more about the air filtration options available for your Champaign area home, chat with your HVAC specialist at Chief/Bauer Service Experts to discover which option works best for you.